VA only uses one product?

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alibaba
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VA only uses one product?

Postby alibaba » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:41 pm

LGX 21cm .Milam 01/13/16. Horror story; both service and surgical outcome. Many issues,hated infrapubic installation. Replaced by Kramer on 03/01/17. 22cm Titan +1.5cm extender. Pleasant experience! ED since 39 from 4 hernia repairs and RRP.

Lost Sheep
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Re: VA only uses one product?

Postby Lost Sheep » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:09 am

That does appear to be a request for sole source authorization. This may be merely a request for authorization. I see several problems with it. One, that it specifies a 65 ml reservoir and another is that it has a 2017 deadline. If I were REALLY curious about it I might contact the specailist whos contact information is at the bottom (and also check his/her bank accounts for unexplained deposits.

Also, it is not VA, but Department of the Navy and not the entire organization, but only the San Diego region.

It is EXTREMELY distressing that such limitations might be put on even a portion of our active duty servicemen ,

I hope this "Sole Source Authorization" request was denied.
Lost Sheep
AMS LGX 18+3 implant Nov 6, 2017 by Dr Tavis Shaw. Spent 14 months researching in effort to optimize outcome. After 30 yrs of progressive unrecognized ED I will do this RIGHT; no second chance with one's first.
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Re: VA only uses one product?

Postby mikestap » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:18 am

This appears to limit the purchase of AMS devices to Boston Scientific’s already exclusive distributor.

“due to only one source being available to meet the Government's needs, to Buffalo Supply Inc.;
1650 Coal Creek Drive Ste. A, Lafayette, CO 80026-8867.”

It’s hard to read government documents, and even harder to comprehend the rationale or need for some of them, but as I read this, it’s a proposal that says IF we want an AMS, we need to buy it from the exclusive distributor, Buffalo Supply Co. I would guess it’s purpose is to streamline the procurement process and not put out for competitive bid RFQs for product that can be purchased from only one supplier in the first place.

It does not preclude the use of Coloplast.
59 Years old. RALP in 2013. Experienced declining efficacy of oral and injectable meds over past few years. Received a Titan implant by Dr. Hakky on Dec 20, 2017.
22 cm No RTE

alibaba
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Re: VA only uses one product?

Postby alibaba » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:03 pm

I used to read a lot of bid documents here years ago. 2 in particular I disliked were for tractors and trucks. To make sure the bid went to a particular couple of dealers, the serial number of the tractors and the VIN number of the trucks were listed on the bid documents. When I inquired about the suitability of such bids, I was told it was legal if the other bidders could not provide those same VIN number vehicles. The interesting part was the person in charge of the bidding was rumored to be going broke at the time. A few months later he had all new equipment from the same dealer who was awarded the equipment bid (only bidder).
LGX 21cm .Milam 01/13/16. Horror story; both service and surgical outcome. Many issues,hated infrapubic installation. Replaced by Kramer on 03/01/17. 22cm Titan +1.5cm extender. Pleasant experience! ED since 39 from 4 hernia repairs and RRP.

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Re: VA only uses one product?

Postby Lost Sheep » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:46 pm

mikestap wrote:This appears to limit the purchase of AMS devices to Boston Scientific’s already exclusive distributor.

“due to only one source being available to meet the Government's needs, to Buffalo Supply Inc.;
1650 Coal Creek Drive Ste. A, Lafayette, CO 80026-8867.”

It’s hard to read government documents, and even harder to comprehend the rationale or need for some of them, but as I read this, it’s a proposal that says IF we want an AMS, we need to buy it from the exclusive distributor, Buffalo Supply Co. I would guess it’s purpose is to streamline the procurement process and not put out for competitive bid RFQs for product that can be purchased from only one supplier in the first place.

It does not preclude the use of Coloplast.

Sole source also allows the purchase to occur quicker, I think. Competitive bidding takes some time
Lost Sheep
AMS LGX 18+3 implant Nov 6, 2017 by Dr Tavis Shaw. Spent 14 months researching in effort to optimize outcome. After 30 yrs of progressive unrecognized ED I will do this RIGHT; no second chance with one's first.
Anchorage, Alaska, USA


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